Monday, January 23, 2017

Doll Tearsheet In Souliloquy.


Doll Tearsheet In Souliloquy from In Souliloquy on Vimeo.

Time to give something back to she who is forever open.
Doll Tearsheet In Souliloquy,
Performed by Annie Price
Written by Tilly Lunken
Directed by Victorine Pontillon
After William Shakespeare’s Henry IV.

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Music:
Danse Morialta by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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With Doll we wanted to create a rounded character for the whore trope. Out of all the characters in Shakespeare's plays she is the only one who self-identifies as a sex-worker. Everyone else is either wrapped up in ridiculous innuendo or branded as such by other people. There is something very appealing in her unapologetic nature and her determination to enjoy her lot - however awful that actually is.
Another interesting point is that she is a character that disappears and gets hospitalised/dies off stage - unimportant to the plot machinations of the next Henry play, she just disappears. Obviously there are theatrical considerations but it ties in nicely with how women in her profession are treated.
Here she is incarcerated and appealing for help, not judgement. She's inviting you into her world and her experience as well as her body. Don't be fooled by the corset, jewellery and sepia tones, she's weaving a misty world but underneath that there is a cold reality. Her prime has passed. 

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